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November 2009 Archives

Thumbnail image for Championship - Fall 2009 002.jpgOn Saturday, November 14, 2009, the Eastern Rugby Team fell short of their undefeated season when they lost 10-0 to the Golden Bears of Western New England College in the New England Rugby Football Union (FERFU) Division IV championship game.

While Newport, Rhode Island is often seen as the epitome of beauty, the conditions at Fort Adams State Park were anything but ideal. Heavy winds combined with a steady rain throughout the morning made for muddy and difficult conditions to handle the ball and move up the field for the Warriors. The first half ended in a 0-0 deadlock, an unusual position for Eastern's team who averaged 43 points per game previous to Saturday's match. WNEC scored twice early in the second half and it was a deficit that the team was not able to overcome.

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Championship - Fall 2009 004.jpgSGA sponsored a student bus to the game and a number of Eastern fans braved the weather to salute their team on a great season. The team's spirits were high despite the disappointment of finishing short of their ultimate goal. Congratulations to the team for a fantastic run!


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                 The sea gulls were the only ones happy with the weather...

Student Center Hours - Thanksgiving Break

The Student Center and Fitness Center will operate on the following schedule during Thanksgiving Break. 2009.

Date Student Center Fitness Center
Tuesday, November 24 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday, November 25 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday, November 26 Closed Closed
Friday, November 27 Closed Closed
Saturday, November 28 Closed Closed
Sunday, November 29 2 p.m. - 10 p.m. 2 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The Eastern Rugby Team has reached the championship match of the New England Rugby Football Union (FERFU) Division IV playoffs after a decisive 54-5 victory against Merrimack College this past Saturday at Thomas Nevers Field.

A few weeks ago, the Rugby Team earned its first playoff berth in its short five year history. By improving this past week to 7-0, the team has the opportunity to end its playoff run with an unblemished record and the championship.

The championship game will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at Noon in Newport, Rhode Island at the Fort Adams State Park. The team will be facing Western New England College (Springfield, MA). Eastern's Student Government Association is offering students the opportunity to attend the game by sponsoring two buses. The buses will be leaving the Student Center parking lot at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Students can reserve seats at the Information Desk in the Student Center. Reservations are first come, first serve and you will need your University ID when you sign up in the Student Center.

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On Saturday, October 31, 2009, the Eastern Connecticut State University Rugby Team defeated first round opponent Colby-Sawyer College (New London, NH) by the score of 50-7. With the win, the team stays undefeated on the season and improves to 6-0.

As the top seed, Eastern will host the semi-final match in the New England Rugby Football Union (NERFU) playoffs against Merrimack College (North Andover, MA) on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 1 p.m. at Thomas Nevers Field on Eastern's campus.

The winner of Saturday's match will advance to the finals in Newport, Rhode Island at Fort Adams State Park on Saturday. November 14, 2009. 

The Rugby Team is a recognized club of the Student Government Association at Eastern. To learn more about the Rugby Team, please go to the following link.